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Book: The World According to Wavelets, Second Edition
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 1998 3:38 pm    
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#1 Book: The World According to Wavelets, Second Edition

The World According to Wavelets, Second Edition
Barbara Burke Hubbard

Now available from A K Peters, Ltd.;
330 pages; Hardcover; ISBN 1-56881-072-5
List price $40.00

This best-selling book introduces a broad audience including
scientists and engineers working in a variety of fields as well as
mathematicians from other subspecialties to one of the most active new
areas of applied mathematics and the story of its discovery and
development. Organized in hypertext fashion, the book tells a
story of scientific discovery with separate brief entries for
technical terms and explicit appendices in a section called Beyond
Plain English.

>From the Table of Contents: Fourier Analysis: A Poem Transforms Our
World; Seeking New Tools; A New Language Acquires a Grammar;
Applications; Beyond Wavelets; The Fourier Transform; The Convergence
of Fourier Series and the Stability of the Solar System; Computing
Fourier Coefficients with Integrals; The Fast Fourier Transform; The
Continuous Wavelet Transform; Orthogonality and Scalar Products;
Multiresolution; The Fast Wavelet Transform; Wavelets in Two
Dimensions; Pyramid Algorithms of Burt and Adelson; Multiwavelets; The
Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and Time-Frequency Decompositions;
Probability, Heisenberg, and Quantum Mechanics; Wavelets and Pure
Mathematics; Wavelets and Vision; Which Wavelet; Different Transforms:
A Summary; Wavelets, Music, and Speech; The Lifting Scheme; Best
Basis; Mathematical Symbols; Integrals; The Sampling Theorem: A Proof;
The Fourier Transform of a Periodic Function; An Example of an
Orthonormal Basis and a Proof of Fourier=92s Result; Further Reading;
Wavelet Software and Electronic Resources.

A K Peters, Ltd., 63 South Ave., Natick, MA 01760
Ph: 508/655-9933, Fax: 508/655-5847
All times are GMT + 1 Hour
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